E-Alert:

All Rome property owners:

 

It's been 3 years since we first heard of the Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) proposed next door in Saratoga.  Efforts by a strong group of Saratoga citizens and some of you have successfully kept it from moving forward.  But, it appears the day of reckoning approaches.  Sources within the DNR indicate the Environmental Impact Report from the organization seeking to build the CAFO is near completion.  The DNR's review has been ongoing and their Environmental Impact Statement is expected early in 2016, possibly February.  Then begins the public review process and public hearing - that time when all your efforts are needed to push back on this proposed CAFO.  This can be done by you attending hearings in person or you can make your feelings known through other means.

 

Tri-Lakes Management and the Rome Town Board are co-sponsoring an informational meeting for Rome property owners on January 16 at 1 pm at the Rome Town Hall.  Note that this meeting is being held on a Saturday to enable attendance for those of you who don't live here full time.  There will be approximately an hour and a half of presentations from a Dr. of water science, a DNR area director, our state assemblyman, town board member, Tri-Lakes and involved citizens.  Questions are encouraged.  As the DNR permitting process moves forward, this may be your last chance to make a difference in your town's future.

 

Come and learn why this issue is so important to the maintenance of Rome's air quality, water purity and water levels in our wells and lakes and our property values.  Please mark your calendars and plan to attend this Informational Meeting on Sat, Jan 16 at 1 pm at the Rome Town Hall.  Please share this with your fellow property owners.

 

 

 

NOTICE

TRI-LAKES MANAGEMENT DISTRICT

ALGAE PREVENTION PROGRAM

BARLEY STRAW BEING USED TO AID IN THE TREATMENT OF ALGAE IS BEING DISTRIBUTED TO LAKE RESIDENTS

AT THE

TRI-LAKES OFFICE – BEGINNING APRIL 23rd

1555 APACHE AVENUE

715-325-3250

DURING THE MONTHS OF APRIL AND MAY:

MONDAY THRU THURSDAY

9:00 A.M. – 3 P.M.

AND

FRIDAY AND SATURDAYS

FROM 9:00 A.M. – Noon

BARLEY STRAW NEEDS TO BE PLACED UNDER PIERS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE (ONCE THE ICE IS OUT) AS IT NEEDS TO BE IN THE WATER 30 DAYS BEFORE IT BECOMES EFFECTIVE

WHY BARLEY STRAW?

There is something unique to barley straw (unlike other forms of straw) that helps to control the amount of algae in the water. As the straw decomposes in the lake, it releases a natural chemical which inhibits algal growth. This method is a good alternative to using copper-containing compounds since it is not known to have toxic effects on rooted aquatic plants, zooplankton, insect larvae or fish. It is a cost-effective and environmentally acceptable way to control algae in ponds and lakes.

The decomposition process is temperature dependent. The best time to place under piers is mid-to-late April as it takes approximately six to eight weeks for the decomposing straw to produce enough of the growth inhibiting chemical.Once the straw begins to produce sufficient amounts of the chemical, it is likely to control algae for four to six months.

Bags of barley straw are provided at no cost to Tri-Lakes property owners. Two bags per pier are allowed.They can be picked up at our office at 1555 Apache Ave throughout the month of April: Mon - Fri from 9 am to Noon and Sat from 9 am to Noon. If bags remain in May, they will also be available.

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The above information is availble to be downloaded below:

Why Barley Straw?

Barley Straw Placement

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

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